Delvis Fernandez-Levy will discuss the debilitating effects the U.S. embargo has had on Cuban citizens from a humanitarian and ethical perspective. His presentation will assess the embargo from a moral standpoint and will emphasize how this perspective succeeds in de-politicizing the debate.
Delvis Fernández-Levy is the president and founder of the Cuba American Alliance Education Fund, Inc., a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating policy makers on issues that directly impact the lives of Cubans and Americans. The Alliance works for family reunification and promotes engagements of mutual benefit between the people of Cuba and of the United States. He Coordinates assistance to the Association for the Disabled in Cuba. He has led delegations of Cuban Americans to meetings in the U.S. Congress, the State Department, the Pentagon, and the White House.
He is the publisher and editor of La Alborada, the Alliance's Spanish/English newsletter. He has had opinion articles and letters published in major U.S. newspapers: The Miami Herald, The San Francisco Chronicle, U.S.A. Today, The NJ Star Ledger, and the New York Times, among others. He has participated in radio and TV interviews across the United States, Great Britain, and Latin America, and has been featured in several documentary films about U.S.-Cuban affairs. He has been a speaker at a press conference in the U.S. Congress. He has organized visits to legislators and conferences in Washington, D.C. for leaders of the Jewish Community of Cuba, the Association for the Disabled, and Cuban Americans in general. He assisted in planning and coordinating the conference "Dialogue with Cuba," at the University of California in March of 1998.
Delvis was born and raised in Santa Clara, Cuba where he attended public schools up to the High School level. In 1975 he graduated from the University of California at Berkeley with a Ph.D. in Mathematics.
Realities of the Embargo of Cuba
If you would like to plan a speaking event with Delvis, please contact him at caaef [at] hughes [dot] net or (815) 627-1959.